Board of Advisors

Arsha Cazazian-ClementArsha Cazazian-Clement

Arsha Cazazian-Clement is a seasoned real estate executive with over two decades of experience planning, executing and leading teams for large-scale public and private development projects.

In her current role as Director of Global Real Estate for Shearman & Sterling, LLP., she is responsible for the firm’s workplace strategy, technology integration, delivery and management of the partnership’s global real estate portfolio spanning 23 offices across five continents.

Arsha’s deep experience across multiple asset classes ranges from management positions at publicly traded engineering and construction firms engineering to founder of a WBE-certified design & delivery firm in New York City.

Throughout her professional career, Arsha has also been involved with sustainable development initiatives and projects in emerging markets. She was as an active member of the United Nations Development Programme coupled with various pro bono commitments to the Impact Network, building schools along Zambia’s Copperbelt with deep focus on alternative energy solutions. She also served as Associate professor of Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology for eight years.

She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, GSAPP and a notable women’s scholarship from the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School with a Diploma in Strategy & Innovation.

Arsha is a Board member of the Global Nomads Group (Bezos Family Foundation partner) and Council member at Nationswell.

Antoine Hobeika Antoine Hobeika, Ph. D.

Dr. Antoine Hobeika is a recognized expert in the transportation profession and was a Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech University for more than 40 years. His areas of interest are Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), transportation planning and economics, transportation emergency management, and airport planning.

He has been involved in ITS since its inception as IVHS (intelligent vehicle highway systems). He was the principal investigator of the “ITS Research Center of Excellence” at Virginia Tech, one of three funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). He was responsible for creating the “Smart Road” test bed at Virginia Tech, a $37 million dollar 2-mile road established for testing and evaluating new transportation technologies.

Dr. Hobeika has published more than 144 papers in journals and scientific manuscripts and submitted more than 60 formal reports to various government agencies and private organizations. He has been a chairman or member of eight scientific and professional societies, including the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Transportation Research Board, and ITS America, where he was named a Distinguished University Fellow in 1992. He was appointed by the Governor of Virginia as Judge on the Peer Panel for the Governor’s Energy Awards Program and appointed to the Highway Revenues Review Committee by the Virginia Secretary of Transportation.

Bob Solarz

Robert Solarz, P.E.

Robert Solarz, P.E. is the Executive Director of Delaware Valley Trusts, located in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Bob earned a master of business administration degree from Temple University and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. Prior to this position, Bob held executive level positions solving engineering, business and human resource problems and addressing the many challenges a complex business environment has to offer. He was honored to receive an American Concrete Institute Award of Merit for construction management and a Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for an alternate fuel (methane) power production facility. As a co-author with Karen Jehanian, P.E., Bob presented an article: “Balancing Mobility Needs and Community Issues Using Traffic Calming Techniques” at the ITE Annual Meeting in August 2000. He serves on the Advisory Council for Pearl S. Buck International and previously served as member of the Northampton Township Planning Commission.